Arundel railway station

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Arundel National Rail
Arundel Station 02 (07-07-2007).JPG
Location
Place Arundel
Local authority Arun
Grid reference TQ024063
Operations
Station code ARU
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2 (was 3)
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.291 million
2013/14 Increase 0.301 million
2014/15 Increase 0.304 million
2015/16 Increase 0.312 million
2016/17 Decrease 0.273 million
History
Key dates Opened 3 August 1863 (3 August 1863)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Arundel from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Arundel railway station serves the market town of Arundel in West Sussex.

The station is on the eastern side of the town, about 550 yards (500 m) from the High Street, across the River Arun. The station is situated on the A27 and is the transport hub for many settlements in the Arun District area, including Angmering and Wick, for passengers joining London-bound services to the capital and Gatwick Airport. The station is served by the No. 9 Stagecoach bus service that operates between Arundel, Littlehampton, Rustington, and Shoreham; bus stops are outside the station on the A27.[1]

The station can accommodate 12 coach trains and is one of the few stations along the Arun Valley route that does not have coach restriction announcements.

History[edit]

Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Until 1978, most trains from Arundel to London were routed via Dorking and Sutton, which was slightly quicker than today's workings. However, since 1978, services now serve Gatwick Airport and Croydon, and passengers for Dorking and Sutton now take a connecting train at Horsham.

The current use of the station is for predominantly London or Gatwick Airport bound passenger traffic. Southbound trains currently only serve Ford, Barnham, and Bognor Regis. Passengers for Chichester, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton have a change of train at Barnham. Currently, there are no direct trains to Littlehampton.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:

On Sundays this is reduced to:

  • 1 tph to London Victoria
  • 1 tph to Bognor Regis and Portsmouth Harbour (dividing at Barnham)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Amberley or Pulborough   Southern
Arun Valley Line
  Ford
    Sometimes Littlehampton

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Coordinates: 50°50′53″N 0°32′46″W / 50.848°N 0.546°W / 50.848; -0.546